Thursday, July 10, 2014
Generally speaking July and August in Central KY are hot, hot, hot. For me and mine that means outdoor time is in the morning and evening. Errands and house activities mid afternoon. Today, after sparking with my morning coffee I walked Sugar and Bear then worked in the garden for 2 hours. All 3 of my housemates were in the yard with me.
I just now got back from my grocery shopping. This was my greeting (handiest camera was my phone, not good indoors; not that I should worry. I've unloaded and put the groceries away caught up with my friends here and no one has moved yet!)
How's that for "in sync"? All curled up and facing the same direction!
Had to share. Stay cool and hydrate!! Smiles, Joy
Sunday, June 29, 2014
I had a wonderful family day today.
DD is in from Maryland with two of my preteen grandkids (one is in my 2001 picture on my page with me). It will be a busy week but also one that will be hard to fit in my fitness activity. Extra housework is going to have to count for something. But maintenance really is more in the kitchen than in the gym. I'm lucky that this family eats a lot like I do; only some "extras" to tempt me.
Today we had a family gathering at a local winery for a Jazz on the Porch concert. All three of my kids were there and 5 of my 8 grandkids in addition to a few friends. That alone was a rare treat. Beautiful country setting, weather cooperated,great music, all contributed to a great day. It was an impromptu idea and we kept it simple. I brought a cooler of drinks, including plenty of water and everyone brought what they enjoyed snacking on.
Band is on the porch; snacks are on the table. I sincerely hope you can pick out mine! I've contended for a long time that enjoying gatherings does not require less food on the table, but more. I'm not out to change the world, just to make sure I have what I need available; with enough to share of course. I can pass on the packaged snacks easily IF I have other choices that I do enjoy. I was perfectly happy with my apple, nuts and water. If I don't start on the other, I don't miss it. I truly can't just have "one". I know that!
In all there were 14 in our group and we all count the day a success. I'd love to share pictures but I don't without permission and it's pretty rare for me to post even family pictures. However I can share the newest member of my Lexington daughter's family:
Meet Tarra, not really sure of her history but she's a super good puppy that's found a very happy home. Life is good. Enjoy your summer!
Friday, June 06, 2014
SUGAR WANTS TO COME IN.
WHO GIVES A HOOT?!
IT'S REALLY TOUGH LIVING WITH A WARRIOR PRINCESS.
DID I INTERVENE THIS TIME?
Of course I did!
DID YOU SEE THOSE EYES?!!
Smiles and a wonderful day!
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
We'll start with my fur balls first: Sugar had gotten really shaggy; I don't think her coat would stop growing if just left alone. So she got a bath and a good grooming that included a major haircut. I must have taken a bucket of hair off her and she looked and I'm sure felt better. I won't let it get that long again. Maybe 2 major haircuts a year.
Fluffy Sugar only lasts a few days; then her hair crimps up again. :)
If you are a follower, you know Bear visited in May. He certainly livened up my household:
Mornings were spent in the yard. This is how they spent afternoons. Evenings we walked. I have multiple dog beds and Bear brought his own. But this is "the" bed. If Sugar gets up, Bear gets it and vice versa. He was here for five weeks and he definitely is missed. He went home with a sad Mom Saturday. There was a funeral for his Dad yesterday. Xena, of course, sleeps anywhere and everywhere she wants to!
My girls and my yard are a big part of my health and fitness in so many ways. This spring was major yard work. The roses have been absolutely awesome!
Yellow Knock-Out Roses screen my patio.
First spring for these Drift Roses and I am pleased.
This is a very old rose that's gone back to it's root stock. It's been amazing this year!
Close ups of the new Drift roses. They stay low and spread, do not have to be pruned like the knock outs do. But, they are just as care free and everblooming as the Knock Outs. I'm really pleased with them. Goal is to get these gardens mostly perennials and shrubs. Just about there.
I wasn't sure I'd like this Single Drift Rose; turns out I like it best!
But I'm not disappointed in any of them.
Gardening is never "done" but it's June and I'm really enjoying the yard now.
I finished the last of my planting today and the patio is cleared of garden stuff. I sure wish you could stop by for some ice tea! Life is good!
Oops, it seems I don't have any ice tea! But, I can offer you water or a cold beer.
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